Everett H. and Evelyn G. Ortner galvanized the historic preservation movement in Brooklyn. They enlisted Brooklyn Union Gas to sponsor the renovation of dilapidated brownstones, spearheading what became known as the “Cinderella Project,” an advertising campaign used to draw new residents. Brooklyn Union Gas subsequently supported urban renewal throughout Brooklyn.
A finding aid to this collection is available here: http://dlib.nyu.edu/findingaids/html/bhs/arc_306_ortner/
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